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Poster: beatlbay7900 Date: Oct 7, 2010 7:48am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

It has finished:

http://www.archive.org/details/ShockerInternetDriveInWeek5-DrillerKiller70sDriveInFun

Please move to feature films.

Thanks again!

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 8, 2010 2:34am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

Thanks for putting this up (as well as the others. I'm curious - are you using the material here at the Archive to make these shows? Neat stuff.

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Poster: beatlbay7900 Date: Oct 8, 2010 4:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

Yes - re-edited, but yes.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 8, 2010 5:09pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

That's what they're there for. I've been doing similar stuff here but I can't post most of it because the features I'm using aren't PD. Keep up the good work.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Oct 9, 2010 12:03am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

Ditto from me!

I used to enjoy Halloween movie gatherings from the 1960s to 1980s, but alas, most of my friends from the "good old days" have passed on, and my missus just falls asleep during old movies. I'll never forget seeing the original Night of the Living Dead at a drive-in, in the 1960s. For me, the scariest Halloween movie ever (at least the first time I saw it).

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 9, 2010 1:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

Night Of The Living Dead. First time I saw that was when I was a kid. It was one of those many Friday nights when I would wait until my folks were asleep and I would creep back to the living room, turn the tv on, and with the volume real low, I'd sit real close to the tv to enjoy one of these forbidden pleasures with a blanket around my shoulders. This particular night was Night Of The Living Dead. I watched the grainy black and white drama unfold on that chilly night and just as the movie ended I heard the dogs barking in the back yard. I went outside and as I got them to quiet down, I heard what sounded like voices just beyond the back gate. When I looked over the back gate, I saw a low hanging fog along the creek. The moon was full and it gave the fog a real creepy glow. I still heard the noises but I couldn't tell where it was coming from. Then I saw them. Two shambling figures stumbling through the fog about a hundred yards away. They looked like they were coming in my direction. Without making a sound I ran back into the house, locked the doors, jumped into bed and pulled the covers over my head. I don't know how how long I laid there, afraid to move, before I fell asleep.

Now, in retrospect, I believe those two stumbling figures were probably a couple of the neighborhood boys who raided their dad's liquor cabinet, but that was my Night Of The Living Dead experience. What made it extra creepy was the fact that the cemetary was only about a half mile away.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 9, 2010 7:45am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

That's a good story to tell on halloween.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Oct 9, 2010 10:23am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

Wow! I never had anything that scary happen...luckily! :)

I was fortunate in that my dad also liked horror and sci-fi movies, and since I was essentially the only kid (my older sister left home when I was still quite young), dad and I would go to the Saturday matinees or the drive-in every weekend. We'd see mostly AIP movies and the like, a lot of double and triple feature shows. Even in my father's final years, we'd watch old movies together on TV or on tape and enjoy the hell out of them. He got into the movies as much as I did, and we had a lot of the same favorites. Our all-time fave was probably the 1964 movie The Time Travelers, the first sci-fi movie I ever saw in color on a big screen.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 9, 2010 11:20am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

The Time Travelers! I've been looking for a copy of that one for years! I saw it once when the local theater had a sci fi marathon. Planet of the Vampires was also part of the show.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 9, 2010 1:49pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

I've got a VHS rip of that one. It's listed around, and available on DVD for $14.

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Poster: beatlbay7900 Date: Oct 9, 2010 2:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

Thanks for all the support & great comments from everyone!

It all only encourages me!

I loved and miss the great old drive-ins. I remember seeing Night of the Living Dead & Romero's 1972 underated classic The Crazies. It made for a memorable double feature and it led to my love of horror / sci-fi movies.

Growing up between Washington DC & Baltimore, not only was I able to enjoy Count Gore De Vol's Creature Feature on CHannel 20, but I was also able to enjoy Ghost Host on Channel 45 with his weekly spooky offerings including one whole summer of nothing but horror/sci-fi flicks at 8pm!

Not only are the drive-ins gone, but so are the TV horror hosts except for the rare case of a Wolman Mac's Chiller Theatre or Count Gore De Vol's web site!

Anyway, that is why I do what I do - I hope to relive and help others relive those forgotten days of stale popcorn, rubber hamburgers, flat soda, and the risk of sneaking a trunk load of friends into your local outdoor cinema!

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Poster: cosmico Date: Oct 9, 2010 8:02pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

Hey, thanks to you too! :)

We were dirt poor for a good part of the '60s, so at the drive-in we snuck in a picnic jug full of Kool-Aid and a grocery sack of popcorn. Occasionally we'd buy ice cream sandwiches from the concession stand, though! If I felt adventurous, I'd take a bottle of water and some Fizzies, and plop-plop fizz-fizz...instant bubbling root beer!

Where I lived, we had Chilly Billy (Bill Cardille) and Chiller Theatre on TV from Pittsburgh. We were a bit far away, so I'd have to play with the rabbit ears on top of the old TV set to get decent reception, but I didn't care, as long as I could see that fluttery, ghosty image and hear the creepy music!

This post was modified by cosmico on 2010-10-10 03:02:10

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Poster: cosmico Date: Oct 9, 2010 12:06pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

I also remember seeing a double feature matinee of First Spaceship on Venus and Varan the Unbelievable, around 1963. But the longest show ever was a drive-in in the late '60s, they ran FIVE movies in a row, and if you survived to the end of the 4th movie, they gave out free coffee and donuts at the concession stand! Then they closed down the stand so the help could get home before the sun came up, haha! Poor projectionist fell asleep I think. And the 5th movie got harder and harder to see as it went on, because the sun was rising. Sad to say, that drive-in was right next to the river, and it got flooded out around 1969 so they closed it down for good that year...